Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Today I want to share a fun fold card idea with you. It’s called an Easel card. Definitely an oldie but a goodie! I created this card for a demonstrator swap that I participated in. The card showcases products from the Foil Frenzy Suite and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle. My inspiration for this card came right from the pictures in the annual catalog!

Easel cards are pretty simple to create. This fun fold is very similar to a z-fold card, the only difference is that you are adding an extra piece of cardstock which allows your card front to stand up like it’s on an easel.  The card easily folds down flat so it’s the perfect fun fold card for mailing.

To create this card start with a 4-1/4 x 11 inch piece of Soft Sky cardstock for the base of your card. On the 11 inch side, score the cardstock at 5-1/2 and at 8-1/4 inches. Cut another piece of Soft Sky cardstock at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches as this will be your card front.  Here is a side view of how to fold the 4-1/4 x 11 inch scored piece of cardstock.

The 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of cardstock should be adhered to the bottom part of the fold on the card front. In this picture, it is the fold that is pointing downward towards the bottom of the card. To adhere the piece, lay the card flat and apply adhesive to the lower part of the card front, under the fold line. Then simply lay the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece on top to secure it. It should look like the picture above when complete.

Once you have created the easel card, then decorate it any way you like! I used some of the fun products from the Foil Frenzy Suite. One little tip about the easel card is that you will need to adhere something to the inside, on the bottom, of the card in order for the easel card to stand up and stay open.  For this card, I simply cut a 4-1/4 x 1 inch piece of the polka dot foil paper and adhered it to a 4-1/4 x 1-1/4 inch piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I took this piece and adhered to the inside of the card base, on the bottom, using a few dimensionals. When the card is opened in the easel position, it provides a “resting” area for the front of the card.




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2017 Fall Stampin’ Extravaganza

Join me along with, my good friend, Mona Krimmer as we partner together to bring you some STAMPIN’ FUN during our 2017 Fall Stampin’ Extravaganza! This event is open to everyone, no matter where you live! The extravaganza is available by mail or you can attend in person if you are local.

It is packed full of fun projects, food, prizes and lots of GIFTS!

How fun are these personalized gift boxes? They are from our last extravaganza and are filled with lots of stampin’ goodies and surprises! Don’t you just love surprises?!?!

We have a fabulous line up of classes for you! This year’s stampin’ extravaganza includes a full color photo tutorial and all of the materials you will need to create a total of 42 projects! WAHOO!! And just in time for the holidays!

10 x 10 Christmas Card Making Class

Create 10 quick and simple Christmas cards with coordinating envelopes! Each card takes less than 10 minutes to make!  This class features the new Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card pack which has a total of 72 double-sided cards! That means you will have lots of extra cards to get creative with at a later date!

Give Thanks ~ Note Card Class

Create 4 different sets of note cards (5 cards in each set) for a total of 20 note cards in all! We will also create some fun and simple coordinating packages for each set of 5 note cards!  These quick and simple note cards will make the perfect gift or keep them for your own personal use! Note cards are 5 x 3-1/2 inches. Envelopes are 5-1/8 x 3-5/8 inches.

Autumn Harvest Card & Gift Giving Class

Create 4 cards with coordinating envelopes, 4 gift tags and 4 coordinating packages! A total of 12 projects in all! This class features products from the NEW Painted Autumn Suite as well as several other fun autumn themed stamp sets.

How fun is that?

The projects will showcase some of the fun NEW products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog and are designed for use with a variety of stamp sets.

Everyone will that participates in person or by mail will receive the following goodies when you sign up for the extravaganza:

  • All of the cardstock, embellishments, ribbons, envelopes, packaging, die cuts and other materials you will need to create the 42 projects! The materials will be cut, scored and prepped so that you can stamp and assemble the projects!
  • NEW Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack (72 double-sided cards)
  • 20 Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Touches of Nature Elements (36 fun little wooden embellishments)
  • Lots and lots of handmade personalized GIFTS for you! This part of the event is a surprise but I guarantee you will love it! 🙂
  • Full color tutorial (pdf file)

Extravaganza Participation Options:

  • Attending in person: Please bring your scissors, adhesive and bone folder. I will supply everything else including lunch. The in-person event is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9am-3pm in my home in Sussex, Wisconsin. I will send you directions when you register.
  • Extravaganza by mail: You will use your own ink and stamps to create the projects. Of course you will also need the basics:  adhesive, scissors and a bone folder. I will supply everything else! There is no lunch option but the shipping of all of the goodies is included in the price! Your extravaganza package will ship out the week of October 22-28, 2017!
  • Tutorial Only: If you prefer to use your own supplies, the tutorial is available as a separate purchase (Note: if you choose the in person or mail option, the tutorial is included). The tutorial will be available the week of October 22-28th and you will receive it via email!

Let us pamper you this holiday season with 42 project ideas, personalized gifts and fun!

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Sorry US residents only.

Join today!

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Rustic Wedding

The summer seems to be flying by! Probably because there are lots of exciting life events happening in our family!  At the beginning of summer we celebrated my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and my son’s graduation from college. Now we are busy preparing for his wedding! At the beginning of August, we held a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law. They will be getting married on September 15, 2017! Now the invitations went out several months ago but, today, I wanted to take a moment to share them with you.

Yes, they are all handmade with love! My future daughter-in-law wanted me to design an invitation that had a rustic feel to it. I created variety of different samples for her and she fell in love with this one. We used neutral colors to create a soft yet natural look. The base of the inviation was created with crumb cake cardstock. This is a gate fold card so we cut the crumb cake cardstock at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches and then scored it at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8 inches. We stamped a few images in the corners of the card front using Soft Suede ink and then colored in the flowers with a white watercolor pencil. Using the Sweet & Sassy Heart shaped framelits, we created a focal point for the center of the invitation using vellum and cardstock. Only the left side of the heart is attached to the left side of the invitation (so you can open it). 🙂  For the finishing touch, we added a Very Vanilla Trim wrap to the card.

The bride, her mom, and I got together to create these invitations. We even got the groom to join in. 🙂 We made about 75 in all. They turned out absolutely beautiful!  I promised her that I wouldn’t share the invitations on any of my crafting sites until I knew for sure that everyone had received theirs. Since the wedding is right around the corner, I think it’s safe for me to share them.  🙂




Mini Books

Most of us papercrafters tend to save all of our scraps. Right? Right! We know that even the smallest scrap piece of paper can be used to create something fun! Not only do I save scraps, but I also save chipboard, old frames, boxes and many other things so that I can upcycle them at a later date. There is not too much that I throw away. So today, I am going to show you some fun projects I created with the 4 x 4 inch square chipboard pieces that Stampin’ Up! uses to package their white doilies.

This idea came to me as I was putting pictures of my grandchildren in a little “brag” book that my daughter bought for me. I thought it would be so cute to put together some handmade brag books. Now you can use them as brag books, notebooks or any other fun idea you come up with!  They are quick and simple to make too!

The chipboard that is used as packaging for the little white doilies is approximately 4 x 4 inches. I simply cut a 4 x 4 square of patterned paper or cardstock to cover the front and back of the chipboard. Now you will need two 4 x 4 chipboard pieces to make one book (one for the cover and one for the back of the book). I made three different books and I still have lots of chipboard pieces to play with yet (yes, I love my doilies). Once you cover the chipboard with cardstock or patterned paper, then simply decorate them as desired.

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For the inside of the books, I simply cut 4 x 4 inch pieces of cardstock to coordinate with the colors of the book. You could also use notebook paper.  To hold the books together, simple punch two holes in the left side of the book and thread some ribbon through the cover and all of the pages. You can add as many inside pages as you like. Get creative with it! These would definitely make some great gifts!

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Ribbon of Courage

Does this card look familiar? Well if you have been following along with my posts then you might recognize the layout of this card from a project I shared few weeks ago showcasing the Climbing Orchids. You can view that project by following this link http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2017/07/30/beautiful-climbing-orchids/   I loved the technique and layout of the card so much that I decided to showcase it using a different stamp set…the Ribbon of Courage. One of the things I love most about creating cards is that you can use your layouts over and over again to create a variety of cards for different occasions or reasons. Simply change out the stamp set and embellishments.

To make this card, start with a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. I cut out a larger sized oval from the center (using oval framelits)…this is an optional step. The project will be beautiful even if you don’t cut out an oval in the center. Next, grab one of your favorite embossing folders….my choice was the new Garden Trellis folder. Take the Powder Pink stamping pad, open up your embossing folder, and ink up the top part of the folder. You want to ink up the “smoother” part of the embossing folder (typically the top part) so that when you put your paper in the folder it “pushes” the ink in the background of the embossed images. So you will notice the trellis design stays white but there is pink ink in the background. I just open up my ink pad and tap it right onto the embossing folder as shown.

Once you have finished inking up the embossing folder, lay your 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of paper on the bottom part of the folder and close it. Run it through your embossing machine. Take the embossing folder to your sink and rinse off the ink with cool water. It’s a super simple technique that really has a WOW factor to it!

Then just embellish your project! For this particular project I used the Ribbon of Courage Bundle (Stamp set and Framelit Die Cuts). I embossed the flowery ribbon design on a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock. Simply ink up the ribbon image with versa mark, stamp it on the pink pirouette cardstock, sprinkle it with white embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set. Once the image is set, cut out the ribbon with the coordinating die cut. For the finishing touch, I embellished it with a little bitty bow.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Have a wonderful day!

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Home Life

Today I wanted to share a fun little card idea created with the Home Life product bundle. The stamp set has some fabulous images that can be used together or individually to create all sorts of fun things to celebrate our Home Lives! And the sentiments in the set are perfect for welcoming a new neighbor! You can also use the sentiments to send out congratulations to the new home owner, a new baby or a message to the newly weds! Lots of fun possibilities for this set!

This particular card was created for a special couple as they just moved into a new home!  When I learned of the news, I just had to pull out this stamp set and make them a special card. To make this card, start with a piece of Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the front of the card with your favorite embossing folder. Grab a piece of white cardstock that is large enough for the house die cut (framelit). Cut out the house. Stamp the two different flowery images onto the house using Sweet Sugar Plum ink and Daffodil Delight. On a separate piece of paper, stamp the large flowery image using Peekaboo Peach. Cut out the large flowers with the coordinating framelit and adhere the peach flowers to the house as shown. For the finishing touch stamp the banner and sentiment. Cut out the banner with the coordinating framelit and adhere to the card as shown. You can add a little bit of a doily to embellish.

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Rustic Home Decor

This past weekend we had a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law! They have chosen a rustic theme for their wedding so, naturally, the shower was all decked out in rustic style decor. I made a special little gift for them and it was all wrapped up in this pretty little package. The new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper was the perfect DSP to use for this shower. I mean, what can be more rustic looking than actual wood, right? 🙂

And of course, the gift was handcrafted with a variety of different rustic themed products from Stampin’ Up! I had so much fun creating this gift for them. It’s a little home decor piece that is personalized for the bride and groom. I was going to save it for their wedding but decided that I couldn’t wait! lol

Do you remember the herringbone pattern that I shared with you a few weeks ago! Well, that is the pattern I used to create the backdrop for this piece. The bride loved the gift! I really enjoy creating personalized gifts. This home decor piece is super simple to make too. You just need an alphabet stamp set with your favorite style of letters and some fun things to embellish it with. Oh, and you also need a frame. I actually used an old frame that I had lying around. Worked perfect! It will be a wonderful keepsake for them for years to come!





Positively Picturesque

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Happy Friday! Hope you had a wonderful week! Today I want to share some projects created with the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. I have subscribed to this monthly program since it began! Ooops…don’t let my hubby know. 🙂 Just kidding. While I love to create projects from scratch, I also enjoy playing with these monthly kits. I love new ideas and these kits certainly provide me with some great techniques and ideas that I can use when I’m designing other projects from scratch. Plus it’s soooo exciting to receive a surprise package each month!

The July Paper Pumpkin kit was called Positively Picturesque and contained all of the stamps, kit and materials I need to created these 8 different cards!  The cards were fun and simple to put together! Now each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set! It’s exclusive to paper pumpkin subscribers!  Each month I like to put together some alternate projects that showcase the stamp set.  So with each kit I have the opportunity to create something from scratch as well as the fun projects that come in the kit! Cool, hey?

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Here are all of the additional projects I created with the stamp set and some of the left over materials from the July kit. I simply added my own cardstock. Enjoy!




















The Daisy Punch is Back!

Have you heard? The Daisy Punch is back! Wahoo!  This is been such a highly sought after product!  It’s not shocking to me how quickly this adorable punch sells out! There are so many fabulous things you can do with it!  This was one of the first cards I created with the punch and other products from the Daisy Suite.  I have been wanting to share it with all of you for over a month but decided to hold off until the punch became available again. So here it is…

The card showcases the Daisy punch, stamp set and the designer series paper! It’s a quick and simple card idea and a great way to show off these fun products!  For this card, I started with a piece of Wisteria Wonder for the base of the card. This is one of the many different colors found in the designer paper. Speaking of designer paper, I cut a 5-1/4 x 2 inch piece of one of the patterns from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack to create this card. Tuck a paper doily on the top of the DSP and a bit of Very Vanilla trim across the bottom before adhering the entire piece to your card front. Stamp two daisies on daffodil delight cardstock using daffodil delight ink. Punch out the daisies and adhere them together with a glue dot. Embellish the card with the daisies and a little sentiment! Super simple, right? Have fun with it!

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